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The UK’s No1, Multi-platinum selling, vocal harmony group, The Overtones are back with their new single

Their festive single ’Christmas Everyday’ is out now and pledges support for a very personal cause;, launching on 14th November, World Diabetes Day. Listen to the track here.

Written by American singer songwriter David Archuleta, and produced by Julian Hinton and Simon Bloor, this feel good, festive pop song is The Overtones’ first Christmas song in 4 years. About the joys of Christmas and the anticipation of spending time with family and friends at the most wonderful time of year, the British four-piece can’t wait for its release and to perform it on their forthcoming tour. 

Speaking of the track, Mike from The Overtones said: “It’s been 4 years since our last Christmas Single! The fact we’re back out on the road for our biggest ever Christmas tour, really means it will be ‘Good Times’ with ‘Christmas Everyday’. This is a feel good Christmas classic in the making and we can’t wait for people to hear it and see them singing it! Naturally this also combines with raising awareness for something so close to our hearts. Seeing what little Franklin, Jay and all the family have been through in the last year has been heartbreaking, it equally opened our eyes to what Type 1 diabetes is. We simply had no idea. We’re proud to support them and the diabetes community in the best way we can.”

On the 22nd of August 2022, Jay’s son, Franklin, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at just 3 years old. Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong, incurable autoimmune disease that affects approximately 400,000 people in the UK. You can see Franklin’s story here.  In a show of solidarity, The Overtones are collectively committed to actively promote Type 1 diabetes fundraisers and charities during their upcoming tour. Additionally, they have pledged to make substantial donations from the proceeds of their new single to the fundraising efforts of ‘My Diabetes Story’ in direct support of JDRF and Diabetes UK.

Beyond fundraising, The Overtones are backing former Royal Navy serviceman and X Factor star Jay James in launching ‘My Diabetes Story’, a new platform and community hub encouraging others to share their stories to provide peer support, hope, and inspiration to all individuals and families living with Type 1 diabetes. The platform also involves Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent star & finalist Tom Ball, who is also a type 1 diabetic and will join The Overtones as a special guest on their UK Good Times Tour. The platform itself is set to launch during Diabetes Awareness Month on the 14th November 2023, World Diabetes Day.

Ahead of the single and “My Diabetes Story” launch, the band kicked off their 27 date UK “Good Times Tour” which runs through 7th Nov to 13th Dec. Their tours have become a huge tradition for people kicking off their Christmas season and this festive, feel-good fun will be the perfect way to get into the spirit. Tickets are on sale now and available from

The four-piece, made up of Mark Franks, Darren Everest, Jay James and Mike Crawshaw, are best known for their exquisite vocals, incredible harmonies, perfectly-timed dance moves and distinctive style. Blending their perfect mix of originality and classic nostalgia, The Overtones feel-good, show-stopping performances have led to over a decade of success in which the in-demand group has achieved five Top 10 albums, 11 sell-out UK tours with their latest album ‘10’ also becoming the group’s very first UK Number 1 on the Official UK Independent Album Chart. 

UK Tour Dates


21st, Bradford, St Georges Hall

22nd, Newcastle, O2 City Hall

25th, Sheffield, City Hall

27th, Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion

28th, Reading, Hexagon Theatre

29th, Hull, City Hall

30th, Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall


2nd, Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion

3rd, Poole, Lighthouse
5th, Ipswich, Regent Theatre
6th, London, Indigo At The O2

7th, Eastbourne, Congress Theatre

8th, Birmingham, Town Hall

11th, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

12th, Perth, Perth Concert Hall

13th, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Music Hall

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I am a photographer/musician/engineer living in Scotland. My passion is music and motocross and I share my work on facebook/punk4RT and facebook/madmaxmedia. I do like a bit of throw back to the heydays of the 60’s/70’s/80’s when it comes to taking shots of bands. I grew up on the music papers (NME/Sounds/Melody Maker) and drew influence from Pennie Smith/Jill Furmanovsky/Anton Corbijn/Bob Gruen/Adrian Boot/Charles Peterson.
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